SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

Sa Dragonera Natural Park is made up of three islets, Illot des Pantaleu, Sa Mitjana and Sa Dragonera. With a land surface of 274 hectares, the entire Park, along with a considerable marine area, has been declared a Site of Community Importance (SCI) and an Area of Special Protection for Birds, thus also forming part of the Natura 2000 Network.

Located just off the south-western coast of Mallorca, Sa Dragonera is separated from the main island by a small channel with a width of 800 m and a maximum depth of approximately 15 m.

The road to the conservation of this Park was not easy. In fact, the Park’s protection largely owes itself to the heavy pressures of the local people, who fought against attempts to develop the island in the 1970s. As a result, Sa Dragonera has become a symbol of Balearic conservationism. In 1987, the Consell de Mallorca purchased the island, which was declared a Natural Area of Special Interest until it finally became a Natural Park in 1995.

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

The Park is open to visitors all year round, from 10 am to 5 pm between 1 April and 30 September, and from 10 am to 2:30 pm during the rest of the year.

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

  • Please remain on the marked paths at all times.
  • The removal of any type of matter from the Park, living or inert, is not allowed.
  • Lighting fires is prohibited.
  • Pets are not allowed in the Park.
  • Please proceed quietly while in the Park and avoid making noise.
  • Sports activities other than hiking are not allowed in the Park.
  • Please take your waste with you.
  • Please do not feed the wall lizards or any other animals.
  • Fishing from the coast of the Park and collecting marine organisms are prohibited.
  • Camping is not allowed.

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

To access the island, there is a service via small boats that leave the docks of Sant Elm and the Port of Andratx between February and October.

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SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

The size of Sa Dragonera and its dry climate and relief, along with its marine influence, make for an exceptional natural wealth. Sa Dragonera is home to 361 different plant species, 18 of which are endemic to the Balearics. The largest plant populations in the Park are the scrubland communities of wild olive (Olea europaea) and spurge olive (Cneorum tricoccon). Less extensive though extremely diverse are the plant communities that are found along the coast, on sea cliffs and in crevices and walls. In fact, it is the island’s jagged landscape that facilitates the growth of these plants. The Park’s fauna is another of its most interesting aspects. Particularly worthy of note among the invertebrates that inhabit Sa Dragonera is the wall lizard population, an endemic subspecies (Podarcis lilfordi giglioli) that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, as well as the particular snail species (Iberellus balearicus), which is also endemic to the Balearic Islands. The Park’s list of catalogued seafaring birds is extensive and includes the Audouin’s gull (Larus audouinii) and the Balearic shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus), one of the few birds that are endemic to the Balearic Islands. Among the birds of prey found here, Sa Dragonera boasts the largest Eleonora’s falcon (Falco eleonorae) population in the archipelago. As to the mammals, the bats are the Park’s only naturally existing group and include at least 5 species, some of which are migrant. All of the other mammals found here (rats, rabbits and mice) have been introduced to the island, and their presence is considered a threat to the autochthonous flora and fauna. The waters and marine floor are included in the Park’s area of marine influence, which contains a well-conserved array of underwater ecosystems representative of the western Mediterranean. Particularly worthy of note for their diversity are the Posidonia oceanicaprairies, a refuge for countless marine species and coral communities.

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

AT THE PARK -Cala Lledó Visitors’ Centre. Telephone 971 18 06 32. Visiting hours: April-September: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. October-March: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. -Far de Tramuntana (Lighthouse) Exhibition “En els camins de la mar” (“On the Roads of the Sea”) OUTSIDE OF THE PARK -Tourist Information Office in Sant Elm, Andratx (open between May and October) Avinguda Jaume I, 18. Telèfon 971 239205. -Park Office at the Consell de Mallorca: C/ General Riera, 111, 07010 Palma. Telephone 971 17 37 00

-IBANAT (CAIB): C/ Gremi de Corredors, 10-1r. Polígon de Son Rossinyol, 07009 Palma. Telephone 971 17 66 13
  • Fax 971 17 76 47

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

SA DRAGONERA NATURAL PARK

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